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Most people in and around Pittsburgh are aware that Mayor Bob O'Connor fired three people from his team: city Solicitor Susan Malie, his chief of staff, and his finance director. Such a change in top-level political players would be unusual under any circumstances, but given that the mayor is currently undergoing difficult cancer treatment this announcement was quite a shock for most people. Why did he do it? The answers aren't very comforting.